Claude Simon: Writing the Visible by Celia BrittonClaude Simon: Writing the Visible by Celia Britton

Claude Simon: Writing the Visible

byCelia Britton

Paperback | June 25, 2009

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This is a major study of the Nobel prize-winning French novelist Claude Simon. Simon is a complex figure: for all that he writes in a distinctively modern fictional tradition (exemplified by Proust, Joyce, Beckett and Robbe-Grillet), his novels contain strong elements of visual representation alongside a very different king of free-floating, anti-realist writing. This combination and tension between vivd representation of experience and the free play of language is a focus of Dr Britton's book. She exposes the limitations of literary theory in dealing with Simon's novels and reveals how concepts from psychoanalysis can illuminate this problematic juxtaposition of vision and text.
Title:Claude Simon: Writing the VisibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.55 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521114578

ISBN - 13:9780521114578

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The theoretical context; 2. Vision and textuality; 3. The mirror and the letter: modalities of the subject; 4. Words and pictures: the text and its other; 5. The unseen and the unsaid; 6. The invisibility of history; 7. Fiction word by word; Notes; Bibliography; Index.